Faculty of ArtsIACAP

The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference

November 2-4, 2007

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

News and Information

April 18, 2008 -- NEW! The PowerPoint files of the papers presented during the conference can be found here.

November 16, 2007 -- Group photos of the participants of the Conference:

Please click on the pictures to download larger ones:




More photos can be seen at Picasa Web.

November 12, 2007 -- Dear all, the APCAP2007 conference went very well. Thanks to everybody who made it there. Though we did not have a big group, the overall quality of the papers and of the discussion was very good. I have an announcement to make. We have three publishing plans for the papers presented at the conference:

  1. Ken Himma has generously offered to edit a special issue of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society has agreed to publish a special issue containing selected papers from the conference.
  2. We will also find way to publish a proceeding containing all the full papers at the conference. I will negotiated with Chulalongkorn University Press to find out how much interest they have.
  3. More selected papers will also feature in MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities, an international journal published by the university.
In all cases, please send your full papers by Friday, January 11, 2008. Format for the papers will be announced in a separate mail. Thanks a lot indeed for your contribution and I look forward to meeting all of you again soon. All the Best, Soraj

November 1, 2007 -- Please click here for Rafael Capurro's presentation file.

November 1, 2007 -- NEW! The final program of the conference can be downloaded here.

October 29, 2007 -- The Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society has agreed to publish some of the best papers presented at the conference. This is indeed great news for all of us.

October 12, 2007 -- I just found out that Krit Thai Mansion, the inexpensive option for APCAP 2007 housing, has its own website. You can book your room directly through the website. This is really convenient, and the rate is about half that of the Sasa House. It takes around ten minutes to walk from there to the Sasa House where the conference will be held.

October 8, 2007 -- Please click here for the direction to Sasa International House and some other accommodation places within the university. This is a graphic file showing the direction for the taxi driver, who might not speak English. You can show this file to him (or her) and tell him or her that you are goin to the Sasa House.

October 8, 2007 -- Here is the logistics of getting from the airport to the conference venue and other important information.

October 5, 2007 -- NEW! The tentative program of the conference has been uploaded.

September 20, 2007 -- Indranil Bose from the University of Hong Kong has accepted invitation to become member of the Program Committee.

September 18, 2007 -- The deadline for submitting abstracts to the Conference is drawing near. Please be reminded that the deadline is September 30, only a few days from now.

September 18, 2007 -- The organizers are pleased to announce that Prof. Rafael Capurro has accepted their invitation to come to speak at the Panel on Intercultural Information Ethics at the Conference.

June 18, 2007 -- New information about registration fees and accommodation. Please see below.


The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference will again take place at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference is being held in succession to the successful Second Asia- Pacific Conference in January 2005 (www.stc.arts.chula.ac.th/CAP/AP- CAP.html).

AP-CAP2007 is part of the series of conferences organized by the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (www.ia-cap.org). The conferences have been in held in various regions of the world. As of now there are three major regions where these conferences are held, namely in North America (NA-CAP), Europe (ECAP) and Asia- Pacific.

As with the other CAP conferences, AP-CAP2007 will also deal with all aspects of the "computational turn" that is occurring through the interaction of the disciplines of philosophy and computing. And in continuation from the second conference, papers dealing with 'cultural' aspects of computing and philosophy would be specially emphasized, though papers in other areas will of course be welcome. The conference is interdisciplinary: We invite papers from philosophy, computer science, social science and related disciplines.


Rafael Capurro


Intercultural Information Ethics (panellists to be announced)




All areas related to the relation between computing and philosophy are welcome, including, but not limited to, the following:

Philosophical investigations of computers and cultural contexts in various dimensions are particularly encouraged for this conference.


The conference will be held at the Sasa International House, which is located within the campus of Chulalongkorn University. Please click here for a large campus map. Sasa International House also doubles as the accommodation for conference participants (though they are free to choose their accommodation elsewhere). For the wider map of Bangkok, please click here (Choose the Siam & Silom area).


The accommodation listed here is only suggestive. Participants are not required to stay in any of the places listed here; however they are in close proximity to the conference site. Potential participants are requested to contact and arrange for the accommodation of their choice by themselves.

On Campus
Sasa International House
Phyathai Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: (66.2) 216.8844 Fax: (66.2) 215.3880
E-mail: SasaHouse@sasin.edu

Off Campus
Novotel Hotel, Siam Square
Siam Square Soi 6
Tel : +66-2-255-6888
Fax : +66-2-255-1824
E-mail : reserve@novotelbkk.com

Pathumwan Princess Hotel
444 Phyathai Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. +66-2-216-3700; Fax +66-2-216-3730
Email: ppb@dusit.com

Pan Pacific Hotel
952 Rama IV Road
Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 632 9000 Fax: +66 2 632 9001
E-mail: bangkok@panpacific.com

Budget accommodation
Krit Thai Mansion
931/1 Soi Kasemusun
Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66-2-215-3042
Fax: +66-2-216-2241


Please send an extended abstract of not more than 1,000 words to Dr. Soraj Hongladarom. Files in .DOC, .RTF, .TXT, or .PDF formats are acceptable. Deadline for submission: 30 September 2007. Authors will be notified of the committee's decision before October 15th.

PhD and master students are especially encouraged to submit. Student speakers will not have to pay a conference fee.

Abstracts should be sent to Soraj Hongladarom at s.hongladarom@gmail.com


Papers presented at the Second Asia-Pacific Conference were successfully placed in a variety of publications, including Computing and Philosophy in Asia (Cambridge Scholars Press) and a number of academic journals. It is foreseen that papers at the Third AP-CAP will be published in the same way.


Due to the foreseen subsidy by the Commission on Higher Education, we are pleased to announce that registration fees for the conference are very much reduced. We have a flat fee of 4,500 Thai Baht for non-members of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, and members pay only 3,000 Baht. (See this link for currency exchange information). Students don't have to pay registration fees. (Please show your current ID.) The fees for non-members already include membership fees, so everybody becomes a member of the IACAP upon registration to the conference.

Those who would like to become a member of the IACAP before coming to the conference, please go to this link and arrange for their application there. (It's a little bit cheaper to apply directly with the IACAP).

When you register, we will have a roster of current members of the IACAP, so if your name is not on the roster, or if you can't produce an evidence showing that you are a current member, we will charge the full registration fees.

Due to the low registration fees, we are not in a position to process international transfer of any kind. So if you come to Thailand from abroad, please pay for your registration in cash in Thai Baht and in person at the site of the conference. Thai participants can wire their payment to the following account:

Name: Center for Ethics of Science and Technology
Number: 038-4-02757-0
Bank: Siam Commercial Bank, Siam Square Branch

Important - international participants please don't wire your fees to this account. You have to come to the conference and pay your fees in cash only.

In order to register in advance, please send an email to Dr. Soraj Hongladarom (s.hongladarom@gmail.com) stating your name, affiliation, paper title, contact address and email address. Advance registration is available until the last day before the conference (November 1, 2007). Fees for advance and normal registration are the same.

AP-CAP conferences are organized under the supervision of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP).
Website: http://www.ia-cap.org/.



Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, Center for Ethics of Science and Technology,
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)2218-4756; Fax +66(0)2218-4755
Email: hsoraj@chula.ac.th

Last updated on April 18, 2008

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